Symbolism In Desiree's Baby '

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My Symbol Essay on Desiree’s Baby By: Clivenson JeanBaptiste.11/21/16.Mr.Jones.Women in Literature. D Band. Married couples who intertwine with each other are known to be in holy matrimony.But, both of the main characters from the story of Desiree’s Baby-Armand, and Desiree; are the type of married couples who aren’t keeping the process of excellent holiness within an engagement. As you can see, Desiree’s Baby by Kate Chopin’s is about the destructiveness of racism. From the story, it is clear that the themes are racism, sexism, and classism. Some of the most important symbols in the story are; the wagon, and the letter. The first symbol is the wagon that represents invasion. One example is from the Trojan horse; as a tale from the Trojan…show more content…
This shows that Desiree’s baby uncovers the racist wickedness within Armand Aubigny.Another example is that racism was conveyed in Southern Louisiana as if one person has one drop of black blood he, or she is black. On page 2 it says “when the baby was about three months old, Desiree awoke one day to the conviction that there was something in the air menacing her peace”. Therefore the author Kate Chopin’s use foreshadowing to let the reader know that Armand was a racist supremacist; using the baby from the wagon. From these examples it is clear that if a married individual…show more content…
In such cases, it shows that Armand has also created—and is indeed responsible for—the destruction of his own family. In another event Armand adds a baby’s cradle to the fire. This includes fine clothes; gowns of silk, velvet, and satin; laces; embroideries; bonnets and gloves follow this. Regarding this, were all the expensive gifts that Armand brought for Desiree upon their engagement? On page 4 it says “Armand Aubigny sat in the wide hallway that commanded a view of the spectacle; and it was he who dealt out to a half dozen Negroes the material which kept this fire ablaze”. Therefore this quote conveys a message of Armand’s unjust human labor towards African Americans. Speaking of this is as if Armand used the African Americans as his tools. Some of the most important symbols in the story are; the wagon, and the letter. The first symbol the wagon represents invasion. Another symbol known as the letter symbolizes dark-skinned genes. The last symbol known as the bonfire represents Armand’s desire to erase Desiree. To conclude with this, a person
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